'Supernatural' Recap: Sam and Dean's Crime Spree
Friday, October 28, 2011
This week's Supernatural is titled "Slash Fiction," and
thankfully it has nothing to do with what slash fiction actually is. If
you don't know about it, consider yourself lucky. Instead, we get some
major movement from the Leviathans as they clone Sam and Dean to try to
destroy the brothers. We also meet the leader of the Leviathans, but it's hard to be too scared by a guy whose name sounds like he does porn.
Sam and Dean Rob a Bank
We open with Sam and Dean robbing a bank and killing all of the hostages. Obviously these aren't the real Winchesters, they're evil, Leviathan clones (aka LeviaSam and LeviaDean). If there plan is to make the Winchesters' lives harder, it's working. Bobby sends them to a crazy old conspiracy theorist friend who is hilariously awesome and provides some new identities that aren't rock aliases.
After studying the pattern of the attacks by their evil clones, Sam and Dean realize that they're hitting all of the places Sam and Dean went, in order, back in season 1. This leads them to St. Louis, which is a clever inside joke since it means the Leviathans are up to episode 6, "Skin," which is the episode that had a shapeshifter taking Dean's form. As terrifying as these attacks may be, the scariest part of the episode is Dean singing along to Air Supply in the car.
Bobby Finds the Solution
While the boys are out, Bobby interrogates Chet, the LeviaAssassin they caught at the end of last week. Nothing seems to work, so Bobby cuts his head off, which only lasts until the head crawls back and reassembles on the body. In the meantime, Sheriff Mills arrives for a very sweet dinner date with Bobby, and the gruff old man might not have any game, but he gets the girl and even gets to make out with her a little.
The good sheriff also holds the key, because while washing the floor the liquid leaks into the basement and hurts the Leviathan. It turns out sodium borate, or borax, can hurt them. Yeah, it's a little lame that a simple chemical can hurt them, but it's better than that terrible M. Night Shyamalan move Signs with the water.
Sam and Dean Are Dead
After St. Louis both sets of Winchesters head to Iowa where they almost meet, but the cops arrest the real ones. The Leviathans storm the police station to finally kill the real Sam and Dean, but a kind and understanding sheriff (played by Battlestar Galactica's Michael Hogan) helps them out. With the aide of borax, Dean chops the heads off LeviaSam and LeviaDean. Unfortunately, LeviaDean told Sam all about killing Amy first.
The sheriff agrees to cover it all up, but one of the FBI agents tracking the Winchesters is also a Leviathan who kills the sheriff and calls his boss, Dick Roman. Yes, the leader of the Leviathans is named after a porn star.
Dick Roman hops into his limo where he meets Crowley, who wants to make an introduction. The only problem is that Leviathans hate demons almost as much as they hate humans and Dick wants nothing to do with Crowley. On the bright side, we might get into an "enemy of my enemy" situation where Crowley could not team up with the Winchesters to take down the Leviathans.
In the end, things are looking god since they now have a way to hurt the Leviathans (douse them with borax, cut off their heads, bury their bodies in cement and throw the heads in a lake). However, Sam gets upset because he heard about Dean killing Amy and decides to go off on his own, just like season 1. Maybe he'll run into Meg again.
Next week on Supernatural: The brothers (who seem to be working together again) visit a town full of psychics.
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